Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas, adviser to the President, said this week Trump has the Bible’s support to kill North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un. This is especially dangerous with a President who knows wars can reelect sitting Presidents.
Rev. Jeffress quoted from Romans 13, “For he is the Servant of God: An avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrong doer.”
Since I am not an expert on the Bible, I have trouble understanding how President Kim can automatically be named the “wrong doer”. We don’t admire him but could not also President Trump be thought of as the “wrong doer”? He has cheated on two or three wives and told many lies before and after being President. Maybe “wrong doer” is clearly defined and Jeffress has not shared it with us.
The religious justification for attacking North Korea is not a chilling as the secular justification. In the Jeffress article the “strategic” justification is spelled out. It is that a North Korea weapon could reach Guam and potentially the edge of the U. S.
I don’t know about the technical issues of this, what the weapons are or what danger they carry, but I’m skeptical. The exact same reasoning was used to justify invading the sovereign country of Iraq. Then we learned from President Bush himself there were no “weapons of mass destruction.” There was never was a threat of another country invading and occupying the U.S.
With both God and fuzzy justification, it looks like war ahead.